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home-made rear bumper

well i whipped this up in like 7 hrs. its really dusty/dirty right now but ive been meaning to post this for a while now.

Still to do on this rear bumper is polish up the welds /clean the splater a little better. and Cut holes for lights (to be done kinda like the lic plate area is..) with a thick metal wire cover and prep and paint (with real paint maybe) :P

oh and nevermind the plywood bed sidin. im moving this weekend :P
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looks pretty nice man, good job
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looks good man!
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nice fab work
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looks good!

what welder are you running?
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idk what my friend had, i dont own a welder :( i went over to his place to do the work
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it was a mig running FCAW dual sheild (flat poss. wire)
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Looks like a pretty nice little bumper. How'd you attach it to the frame? Just the stock bolt holes? Or anything extra?
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no, thx that reminds me,... i just welded it to the frame. i wanna later cut out bolt holes and bolt it.....

the mounting brackets go thru the bumper so the parts that u see sticking out with cleavis holes is welded to the frame (good pull points)

the brackets are 1/2" thick

the bumpers is mostly a 2X6X1/4" C-channel with 3/16" thick sheet welded on most of the back


for those of you that dont know C-channel that well, the corners are MUCH thicker

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i want one,looks kick ***!
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thanks, im hoping to get a shop so i can start fabing stuff but it would be a little bit away.... i already got the doman name :P
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looks good i like it
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Good looking bumper. Nice job!
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Nice job!
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woah, dug up from the dead! haha

thats a *****in bumper! mine will probably follow suit, but come out a little farther
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Wow I remember seeing this in August what a coincidence hahahaha. Still a frikin awesome looking piece of metal nice job.
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ya know.... you might wanna add some bracing inside the channel, aftrer all it is 6inches high. If u added little vertical supports inside the channel, spaced about 8inches apart, the bumper with be almost indestructable.
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ya know.... you might wanna add some bracing inside the channel, aftrer all it is 6inches high. If u added little vertical supports inside the channel, spaced about 8inches apart, the bumper with be almost indestructable.
1/4" thick is plenty, besides the frame is only 1/8"-3/16". it doesn't need the extra bracing.
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Looks good...simplistic, and functional.

Haha...*points & laughs*...I can see your license plate... *snickers* Neener neener...

/Childish taunt = off.
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very nicely done. just put some D-shackles on there and you are ready to go!
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i agree with the shackles, they sound cool when your wheelin.. it amuses my friends at least, its just another noise of my truck
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i want someone to rear end me so i can see how good the bumper really is lol!

my next bumper build is going to be a font bumber for a 2nd gen ford expl. But since i still dont have a shop it might take a while
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oh and i really dont care if someone sees my plate number. <shrugs> dont know why people make a big deal about it <shrugs>
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Thats real sick!
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looks good and just a lil heavy duty for the ranger lol but a nice job for sure.
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